Requirements to disclose Limited Company information on a web site.


I have a UK Limited company and understand that I am required to place information about my Ltd company on my website.

I believe that this information should include Ltd Co Name, registered office address and contact email.

Are there any requirements or guidelines as to where this information needs to be displayed on the site? For example, does it need to be on every page or just the home page, or would it be possible just to display it in the About Us section of a site?

The question arises as my site targets businesses in the USA.  Whilst I am happy to disclose that my business is a UK Ltd company, I would like to do so in a manner that meets the minimum legal requirements.



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Alasdair Taylor's Answer

See this comment, which outlines the position regarding prominence in relation to both the companies and ecommerce legislation:

Publishing the information on an accessible “about” page would usually be sufficient.

NB under The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008 you also need to disclose the company’s registration number and “the part of the United Kingdom in which the company is registered” (although many websites don’t do this).  There may also be additional information that needs to be disclosed under the Ecommerce Regulations, Distance Selling Regulations or other legislation, depending upon the nature and features of the website.

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